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Thread: WTC Memorial - by Michael Arad (Architect) and Peter Walker (Landscape)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariab View Post
    Through the survivor tree. Sunday 3/18.



    Speaking of over the top security, & it looks permanent, open part facing West St:

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    Those are temporary while the site is still under major construction and Liberty St remains closed. In the years to come the streets (Fulton, Liberty, Greenwich etc) will all be open to the public and the Memorial will be a public space.

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    It looks like the grass is being replaced already!

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    Either that ^ or they've opted to replace the lawn with asphalt ...

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    ^Protective covering. A couple of weeks ago, there were signs reading that the grass was "closed" for the season, & would re-open in the spring. Maybe they just want to beef it up a bit before people start walking on it.

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    Looks like they've brought out the green paint since earlier this morning ...

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    Maybe they hired the former Mets groundkeeper?

    speaking of which.. its opening day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Looks like they've brought out the green paint since earlier this morning ...

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    looks so pretty

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    ^Pavilion glass is too reflective. The one thing I found disappointing about this project.

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    World Trade Center Sphere: Future Unclear For Sculpture That Survived 9/11

    By SAMANTHA GROSS

    NEW YORK The 45,000-pound sphere sculpture that emerged largely intact from the rubble of the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11 attacks faces an uncertain future as officials prepare to remove it from the park where it has been on display for a decade.

    "The Sphere," originally dedicated as a monument to world peace through trade, became an interim memorial in the months after 9/11. A year after the attacks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai and officials from about 90 foreign nations at its base to light an eternal flame.

    Nearly a decade later, the eternal flame could possibly be snuffed out, and there is no permanent plan for the 25-foot-high structure made of bronze and steel. Officials said this week that it will be removed by the end of the month to make way for renovations to Battery Park, the green space that has been home to the sculpture.

    Some family members of those killed have gathered thousands of signatures in an online petition urging officials to incorporate the sculpture into the 9/11 memorial and return it to the spot where it once stood as a centerpiece of a 5-acre plaza. Originally, Bloomberg said the battered globe would likely serve as a centerpiece for a permanent memorial, but ultimately it wasn't included in the plans.

    Michael Burke, who lost his brother in the attacks and has been helping to lead the effort to get the sphere returned to the plaza, called the sculpture's exclusion a disgrace.

    "It's the last remaining intact artifact of the trade center," he said Friday. "It represents the triumph of the values attacked, of peace and cooperation, over the terrorism, the hatred and intolerance that attacked."

    As for the eternal flame, plans call for the gas line that feeds the fire to be turned off. But Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said the city is still evaluating what should be done.
    "We're looking at a variety of options," she said in a statement.

    Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which commissioned the statue in 1971, said that Battery Park had never been intended as a permanent home for it. The agency may place the sphere in an airport hangar where other World Trade Center artifacts are already being stored, he said.

    "We are exploring options on where it will be located in the short term," Marsico said in a statement. "The short-term location will be used until a permanent home is identified."

    Burke said the Port Authority had recently shared some renderings with him and other family members that depicted the possibility of placing the statue on Liberty Street, just across from the 9/11 Memorial. But he objected that the sculpture, now imbued with such history and significance, would not be prominently placed.

    "It's not going to be part of the memorial experience," he said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...l?ref=new-york

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    The northeast quadrant of the Memorial, in the open area north of the Memorial Pavilion, is one logical spot to place the Sphere. A second possible location would be the NW quadrant between the North Pool and West Street.

    The Sphere in its current ravaged condition creates a terrific contrast to the perfectly designed and regimented Memorial Plaza, and would serve as a stark reminder of the horrific damage done that day.

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    If they remove two trees, there's an adequate open area (red) for the Sphere. Three would be better.

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